Who fancies a little soiree in a big top? La Soirée's twisted cabaret to appear at the south bank

Posted: 6th October 2010
La Soirée

In the past we have featured plenty of cabaret and burlesque performances, none more twisted than this forthcoming big-top attraction appearing on London's South Bank from next week.

La Soirée is a newly-revised version of La Clique, the name created to satiate an ongoing legal battle for naming rights. The performers remain pretty much the same, as indeed do the lengths they will go to in offering the very best in 'twisted cabaret'.

The location is certainly looking impressive according to the Facebook page, a bespoke big-top tent with wooden flooring, seating etc, right near the Thames and London Eye, behind the National Theatre.

Some of the acts include the crazy sword-swallower and comedian Miss Behave, the bendiest contortionist on the planet Captain Frodo, the acrobatic and 'very English' duo from Australia called English Gents and the man they call 'Bath Boy', a.k.a. David O'Mer, a man who can do amazing gymnastics in a tub full of water and much more.

The season begins next Tuesday 12th October and continues daily (bar Christmas of course) until 30th January 2011 with tickets costing £25 - £40 (the latter are ringside seats). As the word 'burlesque' is involved, you can guess that the show is a little bit adult orientated (besides teenagers can get all this on Five after midnight anyway - so I'm told).

Paul Pledger